Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location

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$30 and under
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Italian
Enjoy traditional Northern and Southern Italian cuisine at Da Nico. The beautiful indoor dining room is a favorite among movie stars, New York Yankees and former Mayor Giuliani. The casual, family-friendly atmosphere welcomes you to dine on “The Best Coal Brick Oven Pizza,” or one of the delicious items on the menu.

Specialties include lobster fra diavolo, baby lamb chops and veal chops. Call for the day’s specials.

During the summer, Da Nico features a large outdoor garden which doubles its normal seating capacity. Da Nico is also available for your private parties.

There are many keys to having a great dining experience. With that in mind, consider Da Nico the master locksmith of Little Italy!
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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicest guys, we were running late due to weather and they went out of their way to make us feel comfortable

PS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant and food for a business meeting and family meal.

r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great at the restaurant. And I had told them it was my wife’s birthday, and they really made a special event out of that. It was a great experience!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food authentic Italian food. The back outside patio is amazing, a must if weather permits.

WF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice place and the staff was quite friendly, even when I spilled a glass of wine! they quickly relocated us and the food soon arrived. and it was great! all in all, a nice night out and will be back as soon as we are back in town!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in Little Italy! Delicious pasta, pizzas, and to-die-for desserts!

g
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

this is a great restaurant for the family, we were 10 including 4 kids, and everything was perfect, food is excellent.

u
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food, upstairs ambiance not great but fine.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic meal. Started with glasses of wine at the bar and then a great dinner. Burrata with beautiful tomatoes, arugula and roasted red peppers followed by a cesar salad. Topped that off with their seafood pasta special- Whole lobster, 4 u-8 shrimp, dozen clams, dozen mussels, with probably two whole cloves of roasted garlic (whole) and the pasta in a white wine butter sauce.

Service was great-attentive but not smothering and the restaurant was clean and well decorated. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone.

A
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was ok. Had so much better the previous evening somewhere else. I had high expectations being in little Italy. The service was fine. Not super friendly but courteous and prompt. The ambiance was really dull. We sat in the back patio and there was no music or anything to bring the ambience up a notch. Value for food was ok.

BF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat outside in the courtyard on a beautiful day. Ambience great. Food was excellent! Had shrimp diavolo & husband had veal. Always will go back there when near Mulberry St

DV
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot in Little Italy. Love sitting in the outdoor garden.

D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Staff was so rude, I would never go back, too many other nice places in little Italy.

B
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for my husbands birthday. Beautiful place. Great service and delicious food!

T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely courtyard in the middle of Little Italy! Amazing pizza!!!

OT
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding!

MC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Will definitely be back.

KR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slow but festival was going on Food was excellent! Meatballs were delicious as was the chicken parm.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was a busy night (Feast of San Gennaro), but it's not an excuse for a delayed main courses (it was more than 45 minutes between the appetizers and main). When delivered after asking, they are cold, indicating they were sitting in the kitchen for half hour!

DI
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had just landed in NYC and went straight to Little Italy where the San Gennaro feast was alive and vibrant. After searching “best Italian restaurants in Little Italy”, we came across Da Nico and O...M...G, it lived up to it! The carbonara was to die for (coming from an Italian myself that’s saying a lot). My husband had the penne with the vodka sauce and not out was it rich and creamy but it was seasoned to perfection! Even with the hustle and bustle of the feast activities, the waitstaff was attentive and friendly. We’ll definitely be going here again!! Absolutely perfect!

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bustling restaurant with a really nice back garden. Delicious food, fun atmosphere.

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We sat in the outdoor patio and it was really nice. I would go back again.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New York is filled with fine restaurants of every variety, but if you want an authentic Little Italy experience nothing beats Da Nicos. Carbonara perfectly prepared. And to be in the area around the Deast of St. gernamo was amazing. Go today!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Gave us complementary bruschetta and zeppolis. The stag was great. Very friendly. Great back patio. Would highly recommend

EM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great resturant. Friends from Georgia came last year and we ate there insisted on going back this year when they came in to ny for a wedding.
Great

CL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was excellent especially the food. Service was excellent as well. Vintage Little Italy.

PD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought all was very good, sat outside in the back and felt like I was in Italy .

MA
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cuisine authentique Italienne "Old School" avec service Italien typique aussi!! Leplate signature de pâtes aux fruits de mer est à commander (pour 2). Un beau homard, moules , crevettes et palourdes, très bon.

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JT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Olson, our waiter, was extremely personable and attentive to us the entire time at dinner. Possibly the best waiter I’ve ever had in NYC! He deserves a raise!

JW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had since Thanksgiving.
I will be back.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were sightseeing around the World Trade Center area all day and knew we wanted Italian from somewhere in Little Italy. After looking at several reviews, the 3 of us opted for Da Nico.

We were seated in the courtyard area promptly and had nice, ice cold water immediately upon sitting. Our host brought bread and took our drink orders within a few minutes of sitting. The bread was a nice, hearty, crusty Italian bread. When dipped in the olive oil, which was conveniently provided on each table, the bread had the perfect flavor you’d expect from any quality Italian restaurant.

I did peruse the menu for a good 10-15 minutes, before finally deciding on an apple, beet, feta and walnut salad, and a Margherita pizza. Amazing choice, if I do say so myself!

The earthiness of the beets, combined with the tartness of the apples and the saltiness of the feta, made for the perfect balance of flavor in my mouth. Although it was served in a nice sized portion, it left me wanting more when I was finished.

The pizza was about 10” in diameter and had a beautifully crisp and thin crust that was just the right amount of chewy. The sauce was a mild blend of fresh San Marzano tomatoes, salt and herbs and was spread on the pie in just the right amount. The cheese was very tasty too with just a slight hint of saltiness. The basil was fresh, and cut into tasty ribbons. The pizza was cut into 8 yummy wedges and was gone before I knew it 🤭.

This wasn’t the end of my tasty meal though. After I stuffed my face, our server told us that the chef wanted us to have some complimentary zeppoles (Italian donuts covered in powdered sugar). I actually think everyone is provided with “complimentary” zeppoles.

m
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service! Excellent food.

S
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Da Nico is our favorite restaurant in Little Italy!
Frankie always welcomes us warmly and we feel a very special atmosphere! The food is fresh and always delicious!
If you’re looking for the ultimate Little Italy experience, go to Da Nico and sit in the courtyard in the back!

CF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything here was great. The staff was warm and attentive, and the food was great. The free dessert was a nice gesture too.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly service, fabulous food and great ambiance! We loved everything about it!!

D
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great shrimp scampi and great soup. Waiter was great. Looking forward to coming back in December.

DW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it there. The outdoor seating is so cozy and love the food!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very good. Food portions were huge, but the Specials were so expensive.

BZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

AMAZING service, and super fun and warm staff. Food was just okay though, unfortunately! Lovely ambiance and people and still a good experience overall.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. From the second you are near their front door. You are greeted instantly and showed to a table straight away. Or if you needed to wait it was only 2 minutes. Everything was DELICIOUS!!!!!! Food came out promptly. Water topped up constantly. The staff were ALLL fantastic. The business owner should be so proud. 👌👌👌👌👌 shame we live in Australia and can’t come back everyday 🤣. Because we would

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